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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Delphinium

Delphinium glaciale Hook. f. et Thoms.


Description from Flora of China

Stem ca. 6 cm tall, puberulent, simple. Leaf blade 1--4 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe broadly rhombic, 2 × dissected, distally dentate, apex apiculate; ultimate lobules oblong or triangular; proximal leaves usually not withered. Corymb 3.3--9 cm, 2- or 3-flowered; rachis nearly absent; bracts leaflike. Pedicels 2.8--3.5 cm, densely spreading puberulent; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel, leaflike or undivided, elliptic, 1--1.2 cm. Sepals persistent, blue-purple, abaxially puberulent; spur conic or narrowly conic, 1--1.4 cm, base 4--5 mm in diam.; other sepals 2.2--2.8 cm. Petals 2-lobed, adaxially yellow pilose. Staminode limb suboblong, long ciliate, 2-cleft, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 5; ovaries puberulent. Fl. Aug--Sep.

Gravelly slopes; ca. 5300 m. C Xizang (Xainza Xian) [Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim].


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